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Detroit history

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Edgewater Park Detroit, MI - was open when I was a teen in Detroit. Been closed for years. Remember it well ~~ fun times

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These old buildings once housed operas, art, and retail. Now, the land is home to parking lots, freeways, and an IHOP.

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Art Deco ~ U.S.A. | The Laredo Apartments, 2749 Elmhurst Street, near the corner of Lawton Avenue in Detroit’s Dexter-Linwood Area, on the city’s west side. Photo by detroitliger (Robert Monaghan) via Flickr.

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The final streetcar on Detroit's original Woodward Avenue line ran on April 8, 1956. To commemorate the ghosts of transit past, here's a nostalgic look back at the history of Detroit's streetcar system. Be sure to check out our piece on what Detroit's learned (or hasn't learned) in the 60 years since streetcars were an everyday occurrence.

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The 20th century was an exciting time in Detroit and these vintage photos of factories prove it. From automobiles to jets, the Motor City was home to great titans of industry and the hard-working people who got things built. Take a look back at these 13 nostalgic images that prove Detroit definitely hustles harder.

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“The opportunities Detroit has today are a logical evolution from its past mistakes and disinvestment. To an extent, change wouldn’t be possible without that,” explained Kent Ande…

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